Title:  CHofSA Pediatrics - Psychology (Assistant Professor)

Division:  Children's Hospital of San Antonio
Work Location:  San Antonio, TX
Requisition ID:  11957


Pediatric Psychologist/Adolescent Bariatric Surgery and Eating Disorders


Baylor College of Medicine is recruiting a full-time Pediatric Psychologist with a specialty in Bariatric Surgery and Eating Disorders. The psychologist will be a full-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) with a primary appointment in the Section of Pediatric Psychology at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

Clinical responsibilities will be in San Antonio and will include:


Conducting bariatric pre-surgical psychological evaluations and providing formal written evaluations and interpretation of data regarding patient’s readiness for surgery
Consulting and collaborating with interdisciplinary team regarding surgical candidates and post-operative patients
Providing behavioral health interventions to assist with weight management and pre- and post-operative mental health challenges
Treating pediatric and adolescent patients seeking services for eating disorders at the outpatient Psychology clinic
Providing consultation/liaison services to inpatients in collaboration with other psychology team members
Providing crisis management in partnership with other psychology team members

The position is 100% clinical, but allows ample time for research, teaching, and program development. Our psychologists train residents in Pediatrics and Family Medicine and psychology interns during their clinical rotations in behavioral health. We collaborate with multiple subspecialties on research and program development.


Providers receive support for continuing education and professional development. Excellent benefits package and competitive salary are offered by Baylor College of Medicine.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D) and internship in Clinical or Counseling Psychology at APA-accredited programs.
  • Licensed or license-eligible in Texas.
  • At least one year of fellowship and/or equivalent experience in bariatric surgery and eating disorders. Two or more years of experience preferred.
  • Experience assessing and treating a range of common adolescent mental health conditions in an interdisciplinary medical setting.

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is part of CHRISTUS HEALTH hospital system. It was established in 1869 and is the only freestanding children’s hospital in San Antonio. It provides inpatient care to 5,000 children, 80,000 emergency department visits, and 73,000 outpatient visits. Baylor College of Medicine recruits, employs, and oversees physicians at the hospital. For more information, please visit our website https://www.christushealth.org/childrens/


Happy to schedule a virtual video call about this opportunity with our team! Please reach out to Psychology Division Chief at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Dr. Elena Mikalsen at elena.mikalsen@christushealth.org


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Equal Access Employer. Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. Baylor College of Medicine is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive environment for all members of the Baylor community.




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Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.